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Employee Retention

3 Changes in How to Acquire Today's Top Talent

David Giannetto | Posted 08.19.2015 | Business
David Giannetto

Those companies that become most effective at communicating and connecting with today's top talent will not only be acquiring the best leaders of tomorrow, they will also be acquiring a better way to connect with the hearts, minds -- and wallets -- of tomorrow's most powerful group of potential customers.

Fixing the Leaky Bucket: What Tech Companies Must Do to Retain Their Best Female Talent

Belle Beth Cooper | Posted 08.18.2015 | Technology
Belle Beth Cooper

If more young women are joining the tech industry, who will they have as mentors and role models if established women in tech are leaving in droves? It's time for companies to accept and address cultural shortcomings and start working with female employees to fix them.

3 Ways That Recognition Reduces Employee Turnover

Eric Mosley | Posted 08.10.2015 | Business
Eric Mosley

With job openings at a 15-year high, workers are in the driver's seat. It's an employee market.

Making Sure the Cup Stays Full at Starbucks: Leveraging Narratives from Glassdoor.com to Improve Recruitment and Retention

Sophie Sakellariadis | Posted 08.05.2015 | Business
Sophie Sakellariadis

Employee engagement in the retail industry has long been an uphill battle, but Starbucks has been a trailblazer in the field, pioneering generous health benefits, tuition support, and long-term career development programs. But are these efforts paying off?

4 Ways to Inspire Employee Engagement and Boost Employee Retention

Margaret Jacoby | Posted 07.21.2015 | Business
Margaret Jacoby

Keeping employee retention rates high is a major concern for any business -- after all, it's hard to get through long-term projects and expand your business if you can't ensure that people will stay around.

8 Recruitment Myths Preventing You From Finding the Best

Margaret Jacoby | Posted 06.16.2015 | Business
Margaret Jacoby

Employees are just as important to a business as the products and services being sold. This is why it's so vital to carry out effective recruitment tactics.

Managing the Restless Millennial Employee

Ryan Scott | Posted 06.09.2015 | Impact
Ryan Scott

For companies interested in retaining millennials, it's vital to infuse cause work into the corporate ethos, and then to structure the volunteer experience in ways that will be attractive to millennials.

The Worst Advice Ever Heard About Employee Turnover

Margaret Jacoby | Posted 05.28.2015 | Business
Margaret Jacoby

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, there were 2.7 million individuals who quit their job in February, 2015. Surprisingly, the largest increases came in the professional and business services sector and health care and social assistance.

9 Warning Signs Your Employee Is Quitting

Margaret Jacoby | Posted 05.12.2015 | Business
Margaret Jacoby

Research has shown that people who are contemplating a job change are more likely to share company secrets or do things to sabotage the organization's goals.

4 Ways to Increase Retention Rates Amongst Millennial Employees

Amanda Slavin | Posted 05.12.2015 | Business
Amanda Slavin

It's official, Millennials are the largest generation in the US workforce. Not only are they the largest generation, but they are also extremely unique as employees.

5 Benefits of Telecommuting for Your Small Business

Margaret Jacoby | Posted 06.22.2015 | Small Business
Margaret Jacoby

Employees the world over want to work from home, but many small businesses shy away from allowing telecommuting in their place of work. Maybe it's because they are afraid of losing control over employees, or maybe it's because they don't know enough about telecommuting as a benefit.

5 Steps to Avoid the High Cost of Employee Turnover

Margaret Jacoby | Posted 06.06.2015 | Small Business
Margaret Jacoby

In a recent article, we talked about job-related frustrations experienced by employees. Those frustrations included "not sharing about salary and benefits", and "not having a culturally diverse and gender diverse leadership teams." This week we are addressing the consequences of those mistakes and others--employee turnover.

Dump Trucks: They Work for Construction, Not for Leadership

Terri Wallin | Posted 06.07.2015 | Small Business
Terri Wallin

What's the secret for keeping the dump truck on the construction site and not in the organization? The secret is for leaders to do a few things consistently. Here are seven leadership activities that work.

4 Tips for Attracting Top Talent

Mike Harden | Posted 05.27.2015 | Small Business
Mike Harden

Successful companies populate their teams with A-players. To do otherwise is a disservice to the company and its stakeholders. Unfortunately, most A-players aren't actively seeking new employment.

Five Risks When Small Businesses Fire/Terminate Employees

Margaret Jacoby | Posted 05.23.2015 | Small Business
Margaret Jacoby

Before firing/terminating an employee, understand both the federal and state laws about employee protection and rights, prepare diligently, then be prepared to face the consequences and overcome the risks.

Using Health Care to Fuel Your Company's Growth

John Bowen | Posted 03.08.2015 | Small Business
John Bowen

As entrepreneurs, we have the power to fundamentally redesign health care within our companies -- and turn what's traditionally been an expensive burden into a tool to generate stronger growth and healthier, happier employees. But to get there, we have to rethink our approach.

Non-Voyage: 5 Reasons to Let Your Vacation Expire Unused This Year

Laura Berger | Posted 01.30.2015 | Healthy Living
Laura Berger

The United States is the only modern industrialized country that doesn't require employers give minimum annual time off with pay. That makes the vacation days you get a true gift -- one that is precious and essential to your performance in life, both professional and personal.

Office Yoga Is Good for the Company's Bottom Line

Lauren Coles | Posted 01.20.2015 | Healthy Living
Lauren Coles

Recently, I've seen a huge increase in companies seeking to bring yoga into the office purely for attracting and retaining new employees. Employee retention can be a huge part of a company's success.

The Price Tag for Employee Loyalty

Mindy Crary | Posted 11.26.2014 | Women
Mindy Crary

Women tend to recognize the investment their employer made in them and they want to repay it. In Jody's case, she didn't realize that she had long ago repaid her boss just by doing a stellar job during the previous 10 years.

The SAS Story: Building and Sustaining a Unique Culture

SAS | Posted 06.26.2015 | Business
SAS

I have worked at other companies where just leaving my desk to grab a quick bite to eat would leave me riddled with guilt. The reality is, if we aren't taking care of ourselves, productivity and creativity suffer.

Why Workplace Leadership Is About To Get Its First Major Makeover In Over A Century

Mark C. Crowley | Posted 09.06.2014 | Business
Mark C. Crowley

As workers have become increasingly more critical to the overall success of their companies, what they need and expect in exchange for their work has also profoundly changed.

Taking the Hate Out of Work

James A. Cusumano, Ph.D. | Posted 08.30.2014 | Business
James A. Cusumano, Ph.D.

The need for employees to be more efficient and do more in less time and with fewer resources will not go away any time soon. How do we deal with this in a way that not only gets the job done well, but also provides value and fulfillment to employees?

Driving Workplace Flexibility for All

Neera Tanden | Posted 08.23.2014 | Business
Neera Tanden

How can we build a 21st century workplace that supports thriving employees, growing businesses, and healthy economies all at once? At the heart of this conversation is workplace flexibility. In other words, how do we create a flexible and inclusive work environment that enables employees to meet their responsibilities both at work and at home?

Where's the White Space?

Nora T. Akins | Posted 08.04.2014 | Business
Nora T. Akins

The work world is smaller and spinning faster than ever. Many of us keep up by moving faster, doing more work with fewer people and modifying processes to minimize cost. That is what makes profits grow. But it may not distinguish us from others.

Stop Assigning Numbers to People!

Nora T. Akins | Posted 07.28.2014 | Business
Nora T. Akins

Performance appraisals may finally be a human resource system of the past. Tons of evidence and our guts tell us they are ineffective measures of performance. Often, the best performers do not get the highest performance scores.